Is a Mommy Makeover Right for You?

There is no denying that having a baby changes a woman’s body in ways that last a lifetime. Being pregnant, giving birth, and nursing a baby are physically demanding to mothers young and old alike. However, thanks to the wonders of modern plastic surgery, many of these physical changes no longer have to last a lifetime; they can in fact be reversed with a Mommy Makeover.

The Mommy Makeover consists of a number of procedures that target the breasts, the bodies, and the tummies of mothers. The breast procedures include breast augmentation, breast revision, breast lift, and breast reduction. Selecting the right breast procedure for you depends upon the current state of your breasts and the end result you’d like.

Lisa Brock, a 29-year-old mother of four, went with a breast lift after giving birth to her fourth child. “Before children, I was a full C cup,” she was quoted as having said on WebMD. “After breastfeeding all four kids, I was less than an A. I was a board. I just hung. Even my mother said she’d never seen anyone that needed surgery more than me.” She now says she is thrilled to have her old breasts back.

Just as there are numerous plastic surgery procedures for breasts, there are many for tummies and bodies. Just some of these include skin rejuvenation, tummy tucks, liposuction and its alternatives, and the repairing of stretch marks and scarring.

There are many techniques a modern plastic surgeon has at her disposable to rejuvenate and/or repair skin. One of the most common and effective is laser treatment, which removes blemishes, smoothes out wrinkles, and erases scars. Some of the other methods include the use of Lumicell and Thermage.

Tummy tucks, a perennial favorite on the annual plastic surgery lists, are a straight forward procedure. Also called abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck tightens the skin and muscle from the pubic bone up to the ribcage.

Finally, liposuction is much improved from its first heyday back in the 1980s. Now, done with cutting edge ultrasound technology, lipo is a gentle and effective way for mothers to have their bodies reshaped.

By working with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, a mother can determine which procedures are right for her and her body type. Then, once they have all completed the procedure they have selected, she will rediscover the body she had prior to having any babies.